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Lara Wahlster, George Q Daley
De novo generation of haematopoietic stem cells from different human pluripotent stem cell sources remains a high priority for haematology and regenerative medicine. At present, efficient derivation of functional haematopoietic stem cells with the capability for definitive in vivo engraftment and multi-lineage potential remains challenging. Here, we discuss recent progress and strategies to overcome obstacles that have thwarted past efforts. In addition, we review promising advances in the generation of mature blood lineages and the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells...
October 10, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Mauricio Cortes, Michael J Chen, David L Stachura, Sarah Y Liu, Wanda Kwan, Francis Wright, Linda T Vo, Lindsay N Theodore, Virginie Esain, Isaura M Frost, Thorsten M Schlaeger, Wolfram Goessling, George Q Daley, Trista E North
Vitamin D insufficiency is a worldwide epidemic affecting billions of individuals, including pregnant women and children. Despite its high incidence, the impact of active vitamin D3 (1,25(OH)D3) on embryonic development beyond osteo-regulation remains largely undefined. Here, we demonstrate that 1,25(OH)D3 availability modulates zebrafish hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) production. Loss of Cyp27b1-mediated biosynthesis or vitamin D receptor (VDR) function by gene knockdown resulted in significantly reduced runx1 expression and Flk1(+)cMyb(+) HSPC numbers...
October 4, 2016: Cell Reports
Donnele Daley, Constantinos Pantelis Zambirinis, Lena Seifert, Neha Akkad, Navyatha Mohan, Gregor Werba, Rocky Barilla, Alejandro Torres-Hernandez, Mautin Hundeyin, Vishnu Raj Kumar Mani, Antonina Avanzi, Daniel Tippens, Rajkishen Narayanan, Jung-Eun Jang, Elliot Newman, Venu Gopal Pillarisetty, Michael Loran Dustin, Dafna Bar-Sagi, Cristina Hajdu, George Miller
Inflammation is paramount in pancreatic oncogenesis. We identified a uniquely activated γδT cell population, which constituted ∼40% of tumor-infiltrating T cells in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Recruitment and activation of γδT cells was contingent on diverse chemokine signals. Deletion, depletion, or blockade of γδT cell recruitment was protective against PDA and resulted in increased infiltration, activation, and Th1 polarization of αβT cells. Although αβT cells were dispensable to outcome in PDA, they became indispensable mediators of tumor protection upon γδT cell ablation...
September 8, 2016: Cell
Stephanie H Greco, Alejandro Torres-Hernandez, Aleksandr Kalabin, Clint Whiteman, Rae Rokosh, Sushma Ravirala, Atsuo Ochi, Johana Gutierrez, Muhammad Atif Salyana, Vishnu R Mani, Savitha V Nagaraj, Michael Deutsch, Lena Seifert, Donnele Daley, Rocky Barilla, Mautin Hundeyin, Yuriy Nikifrov, Karla Tejada, Bruce E Gelb, Steven C Katz, George Miller
Con A hepatitis is regarded as a T cell-mediated model of acute liver injury. Mincle is a C-type lectin receptor that is critical in the immune response to mycobacteria and fungi but does not have a well-defined role in preclinical models of non-pathogen-mediated inflammation. Because Mincle can ligate the cell death ligand SAP130, we postulated that Mincle signaling drives intrahepatic inflammation and liver injury in Con A hepatitis. Acute liver injury was assessed in the murine Con A hepatitis model using C57BL/6, Mincle(-/-), and Dectin-1(-/-) mice...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Jan M Bell, John D Turnidge, Geoffrey W Coombs, Denise A Daley, Thomas Gottlieb, Jenny Robson, Narelle George
The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance performs regular period-prevalence studies to monitor changes in antimicrobial resistance in selected enteric Gram-negative pathogens. The 2014 survey was the second year to focus on blood stream infections. During 2014, 5,798 Enterobacteriaceae species isolates were tested using commercial automated methods (Vitek 2, BioMérieux; Phoenix, BD) and results were analysed using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) breakpoints (January 2015)...
2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Peter Daley, Janak Bajgai, Carla Penney, Karen Williams, Hugh Whitney, George R Golding, Scott Weese
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are common among humans in Aboriginal communities in Canada, for unknown reasons. METHODS: Cross sectional study of humans and dogs in an Aboriginal community of approximately 1200 persons. Our objectives were to measure community-based prevalence of nasal MRSA colonization among humans, use multivariable logistic regression to analyze risk factors for MRSA colonization, and perform molecular typing of Staphylococci isolated to investigate interspecies transmission...
2016: BMC Public Health
R Grant Rowe, Leo D Wang, Silvia Coma, Areum Han, Ronald Mathieu, Daniel S Pearson, Samantha Ross, Patricia Sousa, Phi T Nguyen, Antony Rodriguez, Amy J Wagers, George Q Daley
For appropriate development, tissue and organ system morphogenesis and maturation must occur in synchrony with the overall developmental requirements of the host. Mistiming of such developmental events often results in disease. The hematopoietic system matures from the fetal state, characterized by robust erythrocytic output that supports prenatal growth in the hypoxic intrauterine environment, to the postnatal state wherein granulocytes predominate to provide innate immunity. Regulation of the developmental timing of these myeloerythroid states is not well understood...
July 25, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
John T Powers, Kaloyan M Tsanov, Daniel S Pearson, Frederik Roels, Catherine S Spina, Richard Ebright, Marc Seligson, Yvanka de Soysa, Patrick Cahan, Jessica Theißen, Ho-Chou Tu, Areum Han, Kyle C Kurek, Grace S LaPier, Jihan K Osborne, Samantha J Ross, Marcella Cesana, James J Collins, Frank Berthold, George Q Daley
Poor prognosis in neuroblastoma is associated with genetic amplification of MYCN. MYCN is itself a target of let-7, a tumour suppressor family of microRNAs implicated in numerous cancers. LIN28B, an inhibitor of let-7 biogenesis, is overexpressed in neuroblastoma and has been reported to regulate MYCN. Here we show, however, that LIN28B is dispensable in MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma cell lines, despite de-repression of let-7. We further demonstrate that MYCN messenger RNA levels in amplified disease are exceptionally high and sufficient to sponge let-7, which reconciles the dispensability of LIN28B...
July 14, 2016: Nature
Sunil K Pandya
The International Society for Stem Cell Research has released its updated guidelines for stem cell research in order to provide "assurance that stem cell research is conducted with scientific and ethical integrity and that new therapies are evidence-based." The guidelines were updated by a Guidelines Update Task Force consisting of twenty-five scientists, ethicists and experts in health care policy from nine countries. The chairpersons of this task force are Jonathan Kimmelman, George Daley and Insoo Hyun. There is no representative from India; the only person of Indian origin on it, Mahendra Rao, represents The New York Stem Cell Foundation...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
Jin Zhang, Sutheera Ratanasirintrawoot, Sriram Chandrasekaran, Zhaoting Wu, Scott B Ficarro, Chunxiao Yu, Christian A Ross, Davide Cacchiarelli, Qing Xia, Marc Seligson, Gen Shinoda, Wen Xie, Patrick Cahan, Longfei Wang, Shyh-Chang Ng, Supisara Tintara, Cole Trapnell, Tamer Onder, Yuin-Han Loh, Tarjei Mikkelsen, Piotr Sliz, Michael A Teitell, John M Asara, Jarrod A Marto, Hu Li, James J Collins, George Q Daley
The RNA-binding proteins LIN28A and LIN28B play critical roles in embryonic development, tumorigenesis, and pluripotency, but their exact functions are poorly understood. Here, we show that, like LIN28A, LIN28B can function effectively with NANOG, OCT4, and SOX2 in reprogramming to pluripotency and that reactivation of both endogenous LIN28A and LIN28B loci are required for maximal reprogramming efficiency. In human fibroblasts, LIN28B is activated early during reprogramming, while LIN28A is activated later during the transition to bona fide induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
July 7, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
Cheng-Xu Delon Toh, Jun-Wei Chan, Zheng-Shan Chong, Hao Fei Wang, Hong Chao Guo, Sandeep Satapathy, Dongrui Ma, Germaine Yen Lin Goh, Ekta Khattar, Lin Yang, Vinay Tergaonkar, Young-Tae Chang, James J Collins, George Q Daley, Keng Boon Wee, Chadi A El Farran, Hu Li, Yoon-Pin Lim, Frederic A Bard, Yuin-Han Loh
Incomplete knowledge of the mechanisms at work continues to hamper efforts to maximize reprogramming efficiency. Here, we present a systematic genome-wide RNAi screen to determine the global regulators during the early stages of human reprogramming. Our screen identifies functional repressors and effectors that act to impede or promote the reprogramming process. Repressors and effectors form close interacting networks in pathways, including RNA processing, G protein signaling, protein ubiquitination, and chromatin modification...
June 21, 2016: Cell Reports
R Grant Rowe, Joseph Mandelbaum, Leonard I Zon, George Q Daley
Cell engineering has brought us tantalizingly close to the goal of deriving patient-specific hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). While directed differentiation and transcription factor-mediated conversion strategies have generated progenitor cells with multilineage potential, to date, therapy-grade engineered HSCs remain elusive due to insufficient long-term self-renewal and inadequate differentiated progeny functionality. A cross-species approach involving zebrafish and mammalian systems offers complementary methodologies to improve understanding of native HSCs...
June 2, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
Jonathan Kimmelman, Insoo Hyun, Nissim Benvenisty, Timothy Caulfield, Helen E Heslop, Charles E Murry, Douglas Sipp, Lorenz Studer, Jeremy Sugarman, George Q Daley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2016: Nature
George Q Daley, Insoo Hyun, Jane F Apperley, Roger A Barker, Nissim Benvenisty, Annelien L Bredenoord, Christopher K Breuer, Timothy Caulfield, Marcelle I Cedars, Joyce Frey-Vasconcells, Helen E Heslop, Ying Jin, Richard T Lee, Christopher McCabe, Megan Munsie, Charles E Murry, Steven Piantadosi, Mahendra Rao, Heather M Rooke, Douglas Sipp, Lorenz Studer, Jeremy Sugarman, Masayo Takahashi, Mark Zimmerman, Jonathan Kimmelman
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) presents its 2016 Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation (ISSCR, 2016). The 2016 guidelines reflect the revision and extension of two past sets of guidelines (ISSCR, 2006; ISSCR, 2008) to address new and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application and evolving ethical, social, and policy challenges. These guidelines provide an integrated set of principles and best practices to drive progress in basic, translational, and clinical research...
June 14, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
Jonathan Kimmelman, Helen E Heslop, Jeremy Sugarman, Lorenz Studer, Nissim Benvenisty, Timothy Caulfield, Insoo Hyun, Charles E Murry, Douglas Sipp, George Q Daley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2016: Lancet
Timothy Caulfield, Douglas Sipp, Charles E Murry, George Q Daley, Jonathan Kimmelman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2016: Science
Tariq I Mughal, Jerald P Radich, Michael W Deininger, Jane F Apperley, Timothy P Hughes, Christine J Harrison, Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini, Giuseppe Saglio, Jorge Cortes, George Q Daley
With the deaths of Janet Rowley and John Goldman in December 2013, the world lost two pioneers in the field of chronic myeloid leukemia. In 1973, Janet Rowley, unraveled the cytogenetic anatomy of the Philadelphia chromosome, which subsequently led to the identification of the BCR-ABL1 fusion gene and its principal pathogenetic role in the development of chronic myeloid leukemia. This work was also of major importance to support the idea that cytogenetic changes were drivers of leukemogenesis. John Goldman originally made seminal contributions to the use of autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation from the late 1970s onwards...
May 2016: Haematologica
Peter Geon Kim, Matthew C Canver, Catherine Rhee, Samantha J Ross, June V Harriss, Ho-Chou Tu, Stuart H Orkin, Haley O Tucker, George Q Daley
In the developing mouse embryo, the first hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) arise in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) and mature as they transit through the fetal liver (FL). Compared with FL and adult HSCs, AGM HSCs have reduced repopulation potential in irradiated adult transplant recipients but mechanisms underlying this deficiency in AGM HSCs are poorly understood. By co-expression gene network analysis, we deduced that AGM HSCs show lower levels of interferon-α (IFN-α)/Jak-Stat1-associated gene expression than FL HSCs...
July 14, 2016: Blood
Elizabeth A Kuczynski, Melissa Yin, Avinoam Bar-Zion, Christina R Lee, Henriett Butz, Shan Man, Frances Daley, Peter B Vermeulen, George M Yousef, F Stuart Foster, Andrew R Reynolds, Robert S Kerbel
BACKGROUND: The anti-angiogenic Sorafenib is the only approved systemic therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, acquired resistance limits its efficacy. An emerging theory to explain intrinsic resistance to other anti-angiogenic drugs is 'vessel co-option,' ie, the ability of tumors to hijack the existing vasculature in organs such as the lungs or liver, thus limiting the need for sprouting angiogenesis. Vessel co-option has not been evaluated as a potential mechanism for acquired resistance to anti-angiogenic agents...
August 2016: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Lena Seifert, Gregor Werba, Shaun Tiwari, Nancy Ngoc Giao Ly, Sara Alothman, Dalia Alqunaibit, Antonina Avanzi, Rocky Barilla, Donnele Daley, Stephanie H Greco, Alejandro Torres-Hernandez, Matthew Pergamo, Atsuo Ochi, Constantinos P Zambirinis, Mridul Pansari, Mauricio Rendon, Daniel Tippens, Mautin Hundeyin, Vishnu R Mani, Cristina Hajdu, Dannielle Engle, George Miller
Neoplastic pancreatic epithelial cells are believed to die through caspase 8-dependent apoptotic cell death, and chemotherapy is thought to promote tumour apoptosis. Conversely, cancer cells often disrupt apoptosis to survive. Another type of programmed cell death is necroptosis (programmed necrosis), but its role in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is unclear. There are many potential inducers of necroptosis in PDA, including ligation of tumour necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1), CD95, TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptors, Toll-like receptors, reactive oxygen species, and chemotherapeutic drugs...
April 14, 2016: Nature
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